NetSquared's local groups are as unique and different as the cities where they are located. Some have small networks, others large; some meet once a month and others can't get enough; some create local projects and others rock their region! Net2NO, the local NetSquared group in New Orleans, LA, is a leader in making real impact on local communities. And it's only been a year!
Congrats to Net2NO!
New Orleans CityBusiness just named Net2NO as one of the city's Top 50 Innovators of 2009!
CityBusiness has announced its 2009 Innovator of the Year honorees, recognizing 50 companies and individuals who continue to keep the New Orleans area a center for creativity. In its eighth year, Innovator of the Year recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that succeed by operating in new and exciting ways or creating unique products. Read the full announcement.
Local organizers Damien LaManna and Jessica Rohloff calculate that Net2NO members make up at least 22% of the entire CityBusiness 2009 Innovators list (or, 11 of the 50 groups)â€”and they predict that number will raise to 50% by next year. We will have to wait until September to find out if Net2NO made it to the Top 3, so stay tuned!
In it's first year of operation, Net2NO has convened the local community for monthly events focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, social change and technology. Members have also raised funds, rented a tour bus, and traveled en masse to Austin, TX, for the SXSWInteractive conference. And now the honor of making the City Business list! It's only been one year, but the local group in New Orleans is certainly making an impact!